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access_time April 4, 2016 at 8:38 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Romance of the Three Kingdoms returns to North America in new title


KOEI TECMO was thrilled to invite PlayStation 4 and PC gamers back into the turbulent era of political instability, large-scale conflict, and human drama as Romance of the Three Kingdoms returns after an eight year hiatus with Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII launching on July 5, 2016 in North America.

This title, based on the beloved novel of the same name, was developed in celebration of the franchise’s 30th anniversary. It utilizes the tale of a collapsing dynasty and the emergence of power-hungry factions to set a complex chessboard on which players can influence the events leading to the unification of 2nd century China.


KOEI TECMO stated, “Fans of strategy games will find Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII to be a challenging and rewarding blend of deep strategy and historically accurate warfare, regardless of their familiarity with the rich story of the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history.” You will be able to build and develop cities, forge and break alliances, and muster and deploy armies as you wish, with Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII offering a wide selection of options for conflict resolution.

One of these options is the armies. You will be able to recruit and train a wide variety of units, including foot soldiers, cavalry, artillery, and navy. Another option is diplomacy, and special care has been taken to incorporate both diplomacy and personal relationships so that gamers has extra incentive to build a stable and loyal network of friends and allies.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII features two modes. Up first is the Campaign mode, which allows you the freedom to choose a starting year and customize the board to your liking before you attempt to beat the game. The second is the Hero mode, which acts as an in-depth tutorial.

In the Hero mode, you will follow historical events as the game teaches you all of its mechanics. In addition, players familiar with characters from the series can enjoy an alternative way to relive the lives and adventures of the heroes before they proceed to leave their own mark on history.


With nearly endless customization choices, including the ability to take on the role of one of more than 700 historical characters, including fan-favorites such as Zhao Yun, Liu Bei, and Cao Cao, or even create your own character and attempt to climb the ladder to leadership. Check out the new trailer below:

What are your thoughts on this announcement?


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